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Ranked!: African's Top Dancehall Artists

NelsonKessi 06/25/2020

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Dancehall to many is a Jamaica culture of singing. But now , we have a replica of that Jamaican culture everywhere across the world especially, Africa. There are a lot of dancehall artists doing well for the vibes to be heard but the biggest ones in Africa now , have been ranked. This is the list in descending order.


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Burna boy is a Nigerian dancehall artist who was born in 1991 as Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu in Nigeria. He joined Bad habit(Atlantic) Records in USA in 2017 and has released various hits that made him to be recognized in Africa and beyond. In 2019, he was rewarded with a BET award. (Best International Act 2019) .


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Emmanuel Andrews Sammini, known by his stage name Samini (Batman), is a Ghanaian Reggae and Dance hall artiste born on 22 December 1981 in Accra, Ghana. To him, his brand of music is known as the "African dance hall" and also, his first record deal was signed with Ashanti International. His label now is High Grade Family. He has a lot of awards to his name both in Ghana and outside Ghana. For instance, he won best African Act at the MOBO awards in 2006. 


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Patroranking was born in 1990 in Nigeria as Patrick Nnaemeka. Patoranking, is now a Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer and songwriter as well. He has a lot of hits now, for instance, Girlie o, God over everything and etc... He has also featured the likes of Stonebyow ,sarkodie and etc... In Africa now, everybody knows patroranking. 


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Livingstone Etse Satekla ,popularly known as Stonebwoy was born in 1988 in Ashaiman, Ghana. Stonebyow actually came to the lime light in his music career by his hard work and effort from the likes of Samini. In 2012, Stonebwoy recorded his first hit single "Climax" featuring Samini under "Samini Music" . He then went on to release albums in 2014: Necessary Evil(hits like baafira ft sarkodie), 2017: Epistles of Mama( in 2018, it was rated the second-best album in the world according to reggaevill) , 2020: Anloga Junction(hits like nominate ft Keri Hilson). Stonebyow has won numerous awards in Ghana and outside Ghana for instance : at the 2020 International Reggae and World Music Awards, he emerged as the Best African Reggae/Dancehall Entertainer . His fierce rival is Shatta Wale as to who is the dance hall king. 


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Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. , also known as Shatta Wale (formerly Bandana ), is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, actor and the founder of Shatta Movements Empire. Shatta wale started his music career from the ghetto, somewhere in Nima, Accra and later went to Jamaica to polish and master his dance hall craft. In 2012, he branded his name from Bandana to Shatta wale. His hard work then continued and in 2015, he won Artiste of the Year at the 2015 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards for his best known single "Dancehall King". Some of his top hits were "Mahama Paper", "Baby (Chop Kiss)", "Biegya (Open Fire)", "Hol'It", "Kakai" , Gringo and etc... with albums like After the Storm (2016) ,Cloud 9 (2017), Reign (2018),Wonder Boy(2019) . He is our top danchall artist in Africa because, he is currently the most Awarded Dancehall artist in Africa and one of the most awarded dancehall artist in the world.

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Source: opera.com
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Top Comments
SerialGh · 06/25/2020
The name is Stonebwoy not stonebyow Stonebbwoy's first album was Grade 1 released in 2013
GUEST_YL2G6v7kZ · 06/27/2020
AsanePrince · 06/26/2020
That's all
SedzroDaniel · 06/25/2020
he is the best among the rest SM for lyf paa paa paa

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